P`ARCEL, n. [L. particula, particle, from pars, part.]1. A part; a portion of any thing taken separately. The same experiments succeed on two parcels of the white of an egg.2. A quantity; any mass.3. A part belonging to a whole; as in law, one piece of ground is part and parcel of a greater piece.4. A small bundle or package of goods.5. A number of persons; on contempt.6. A number or quantity; in contempt; as a parcel of fair words.
P`ARCEL, v.t. To divide into parts or portions; as, to parcel an estate among heirs. These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.1. To make up into a mass. [Little used.]
To parcel a seam, in seamen's language, to lay canvas over it and daub it with pitch.